Damaged Goods Publications houses Crab Fat Magazine, TQ Review, and Damaged Goods Press Chapbooks. 


Crab Fat Magazine:

Crab Fat is interested in brutal honesty and authenticity. Don’t be afraid to use real language. Crab Fat is not interested in robotic academic language; frank language is always the best, even if that means using profanity and non-standard English. Break away from traditional structures and mainstream ideologies. A good plot means something, but doesn’t always mean everything. Emotive writing is most important.


TQ Review:

TQ Review is the print literary journal component of Damaged Goods Press. Like DGP, we are interested in publishing trans and queer writers. While the content does not have to be trans or queer, we ask that writers self-identify as such. We accept fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and cover art on a rolling basis, and are currently seeking work for our second issue, tentatively scheduled for release in June 2017.


Damaged Goods Press:

Damaged Goods is a micro-press specializing in queer/trans poetry and flash fiction chapbooks. Our goal is simple: publish four (4) chapbooks a year that revolve around the beauty and terror of queer life. More often than not, people forget about the T & Q in LGBTQ. Trans and queer identified people remain somewhat on the back burner even within our own community, and Damaged Goods wants to change that by shining a bright light on the wonderful things that trans and queer writers are doing every day. Damaged Goods welcomes all gender variant writers, as long as you identify as queer or trans that's cool--send your work this way. 

**Cover letters, contact information, and a short third person bio should be added to the cover letter field.** 

Help Crab Fat cut down on overhead costs by adding a small donation with your submission. Submissions to this category are greatly appreciated and will ensure that we continue to operate for years to come. However, please note that Tip Jar Submissions carry the same weight as general submissions. Please note the genre of your piece in your cover letter.
Please submit 3-6 poems, or up to 10 pages total in a single document.

SINGLE SPACE POETRY--please, we cannot stress this enough. If you must submit double-spaced poetry please let us know that it's intentional to the form. 

Centered format poems are not for us, even if the content is awesome the form is a real turnoff, and we will either reject it or ask you to reformat it.

Sex poems are cool, Crab Fat loves sex. We dig CONSENSUAL BDSM and exploratory sexuality, but poems about raping are not fucking cool. We shouldn't have to tell you what a rape poem is, but if you write about nonconsensual sex or non-negotiated sexual kink then we aren't interested--it's abusive and triggering. Please don't submit rape porn poems. We don't care how big or little your cock is, we won't accept a piece that is blatantly violent. 

We believe in writing through trauma. If you write about real-life experiences with sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence, emotional violence, or any other forms of gendered violence, and want to submit your work, we will handle it with sensitivity and care. We understand that gendered violence is graphic and nasty, and if you need a venue for the hard stuff we are here to listen. For clarity: writing about lived trauma is not rape porn. 

Please submit 3-6 poems, or up to 10 pages total in a single document

Please submit no more than 1,000 words.

We enjoy compelling fiction that illuminates lived experience and authenticity. We have a soft spot for second person POV. We like both experimental and traditional prose, but aren't interested in regurgitated, cliched narratives.  
Please submit short fiction 1000-3,000 words.

We enjoy compelling fiction that illuminates lived experience and authenticity. We have a soft spot for second person POV. We like both experimental and traditional prose, but aren't interested in regurgitated, cliched narratives.  
Please submit personal, lyrical, and collage style essays up to 3,000 words.

We like raw, personal, painful, humorous, illuminating, and authentic prose. Though we are open to scholarly work, we would prefer it be focused on craft or poetics. If you submit a scholarly essay please adhere to MLA format. 
Please submit no more than 5 high resolution (300dpi) images.
Please limit book reviews to 1,000 words.

We accept reviews for all genres but prefer books that come from small/indie presses/publishers. Please include all pertinent information with your review, as well as links to publishers/where to buy. We are unable to accept book reviews that do not include all of the books information. 
Damaged Goods Press seeks quality poetry & flash fiction chapbooks 20-40 pages in length, and only considers work from queer & trans writers--please note, content does not have to be queer or trans related. Damaged Goods is a micro-press and will publish only 4 books a year, so please, submit only your very best, polished work. Book runs are open ended.
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We are not interested in political/polemical writing, but are instead seeking reflective, insightful, and lyrical writing that shines a light into the darker corners of trans and queer culture. At Damaged Goods Press we believe in diversity and want to give a voice to a community that is oftentimes marginalized by the LGB majority. Our guidelines are simple and straightforward because our goal is simple: to publish quality trans and queer writing from community members. We are not here to police your identity or silence your voice. We want to showcase your unique experience. 
http://damagedgoodspress.com/tq-review/

Please limit fiction to 3,000 words or less. 


We are not interested in political/polemical writing, but are instead seeking reflective, insightful, and lyrical writing that shines a light into the darker corners of trans and queer culture. At Damaged Goods Press we believe in diversity and want to give a voice to a community that is oftentimes marginalized by the LGB majority. Our guidelines are simple and straightforward because our goal is simple: to publish quality trans and queer writing from community members. We are not here to police your identity or silence your voice. We want to showcase your unique experience. 

Please limit poetry to 10 pages. 
We are not interested in political/polemical writing, but are instead seeking reflective, insightful, and lyrical writing that shines a light into the darker corners of trans and queer culture. At Damaged Goods Press we believe in diversity and want to give a voice to a community that is oftentimes marginalized by the LGB majority. Our guidelines are simple and straightforward because our goal is simple: to publish quality trans and queer writing from community members. We are not here to police your identity or silence your voice. We want to showcase your unique experience. 

Please limit creative non-fiction to 3,000 words or less. 
We are not interested in political/polemical writing, but are instead seeking reflective, insightful, and lyrical writing that shines a light into the darker corners of trans and queer culture. At Damaged Goods Press we believe in diversity and want to give a voice to a community that is oftentimes marginalized by the LGB majority. Our guidelines are simple and straightforward because our goal is simple: to publish quality trans and queer writing from community members. We are not here to police your identity or silence your voice. We want to showcase your unique experience. 

Please limit art submissions to 5 pieces.